During your time at University, there may be occasions when you incur certain health-related costs. The following section provides some useful advice and guidance in relation to these costs.
It is important that you register with a Medical Practice so that you can access free NHS care. Prescriptions are currently free to all residents in Wales including students. Students registered with a GP practice in England will incur prescription charges although support may be available via the NHS Low Income Scheme.
The Carmarthen campus works closely with St Peter’s Surgery, Carmarthen in providing health care for our students. Dedicated appointments are available to students at the main surgery and appointments can be made on 01267 236241.
St Peter’s Surgery
St Peter’s Street
Tel: 01267 236241
Other GP surgeries in Carmarthen include:
Furnace House Surgery
St Andrew’s Road
Tel: 01267 236616
Morfa Lane Surgery
Tel: 01267 234774
The Survival Guide for the Carmarthen campus provides further details of medical services available in the Carmarthen area.
Students based on or near the Lampeter campus are advised to register with:
Lampeter Medical Practice
Tel: 01570 422665
The surgery is open every weekday form 8.30 am for same day appointments.
The Survival Guide for the Lampeter campus provides further details of medical services available in the Lampeter area.
Local dental surgeries in the Carmarthen area include:
Water Street Dental Practice
13 Water Street
Tel: 01267 234941
Old Oak Dental Practice
78 Water Street
Tel: 01267 236548
Freeman and Rosser
St Catherine’s Street
Tel: 01267 234656
Dental costs can be high but the NHS provides support for students through their Low Income Scheme. This scheme, following assessment, can provide students with financial support towards dental costs.
In the Lampeter area, Denticare provides NHS dental cover for patients living in Ceredigion. Tel: 01570 423630.
There's also Pont Steffan Dental Practice which is close to the Lampeter campus.
If you do not have a dentist, you can contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647. They will try to organise a local dentist for you to see.
The NHS Low Income Scheme
The NHS Low Income Scheme is available to students who need financial support for the following:
- NHS Prescription charges
- NHS Dental Treatment, including check ups
- NHS Wigs and Fabric Supports
- Sight tests, glasses and contact lenses
- Travel to receive NHS treatment under the care of a consultant
You can claim for the NHS Low Income Scheme at any time, and do not have to wait for the treatment to be carried out. Also you can claim for yourself, your partner and your children.
For more information on the NHS Low Income Scheme, please view the following links: